Nearly 9 Million British Holidaymakers Face Cancellation Amid Omicron Concerns – –

January 27, 2022

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About nine million travellers from the United Kingdom are being obliged to cancel or rearrange trips to European countries or the United States due to the latest travel restrictions imposed by the governments worldwide.
Due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, authorities in Europe have tightened their preventive measures imposing entry bans and other restrictions in order to halt the further spread of the virus, reports.
However, according to the recent report published by Leicester Mercury, about 8.99 million people, or almost one in five adults, have bought a ticket for trips to EU countries or the US during the next six months.
However, a large number of trips risk being canceled as many countries have now introduced tighter travel restrictions in an effort to deal with the current epidemiological situation.
Recently, France banned unnecessary travel to and from Britain, prohibiting UK citizens with homes in EU countries from transiting through France in order to go to their homes, unless for compelling reasons. However, such a rule has now been removed.
At the same time, UK citizens must be fully immunized against the virus to be eligible to travel to Spain.
In an effort to manage the increased number of Omicron cases of infection, the Netherlands entered a strict lockdown over Christmas, which will be effective until January 14.
During a news conference, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, stressed that the country’s authorities need to intervene as the Omicron variant is spreading faster than expected.
According to a study carried out by UK-based banking group, Ziglu, Britons have spent an average of £1,840 on their trips overseas. The study revealed that about 570,000 UK citizens have said that they have spent an additional £2,000 on top of the usual amount they would spend.
The UK has recently been profoundly affected by the spread of the Omicron variant. The increasing number of infections led many governments in EU countries to tighten their restrictions for arrivals from Britain.
According to World Health Organization (WHO) figures, Britain has registered a total of 12,338,680 cases of COVID-19 infection and 148,021 deaths since the beginning of the year.
WHO figures reveal that Britain registered over 615,420 cases of infections and 585 deaths in the last seven days.
Due to the Omicron variant spread, more than 8,000 flights worldwide were cancelled from Friday until Sunday, as reported previously by


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